Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson said his conference hasn’t decide to invite Georgia State, and that he will not be in Atlanta on Thursday.
Benson’s comments contradict a report on CBSSports.com that the presidents of the Sun Belt voted earlier this week to invite Georgia State, and that Benson will be in Atlanta on Thursday to likely extend an invitation.
“No invitations have been extended, no decisions have been made,” he said. “We have had a continued dialogue.”
Benson said he was tentatively scheduled to visit Georgia State on Thursday. But that trip has been postponed. He said he is trying to get to Atlanta next week for a fact-finding trip.
Benson and GSU athletic director Cheryl Levick have had exploratory discussions for the past few months. Georgia State has been a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in all sports since 2005. The Panthers began playing football two years ago and will play its first conference schedule later this year.
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